Uganda - Urban Power Rehabilitation Project

Project Summary

Approval Date 06 Nov 1996
Signature Date 03 Sep 1997
Planned Completion Date 30 Dec 2004
Last Disbursement Planned Date 31 Dec 2004
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Power
DAC Sector Code 23630
Environmental Category 2
Commitment U.A 11,843,045.55
Status Completion

Project General Description

The project aims at rehabilitating the electricity distribution systems in Kampala, Jinja, Tororo and Masindi, thereby reducing power losses in these districts which account for about 30% of the energy sold. The project will reduce the energy losses in the urban distribution systems and improve the quality of electricity supply in the major towns. It is expected that by reducing power losses, about 15 MW (approx. 9% of the existing generating capacity) would be made available to UEB. The project will contribute to improving the efficiency of the electricity distribution network and the quality of electricity supply and will increase the number of subscribers to the Uganda Electricity Board (UEB). This would provide a new 130 km 33 kV distribution line between Apac and Masindi towns, 37 km new 11kV lines in Kampala and rehabilitate the 11kV and low voltage distribution networks in Kampala, Jinja and Tororo districts. Simulataneously, 9,900 new service lines will also be procured with the project. The project will be carried out over a period of four (4) years, starting in 1996 with a cost estimated at UA 21.49 million.

Project Objectives

The objective of the project is to reduce the power losses in the urban distribution system by about 15 MW through the rehabilitation of the distribution systems of the Kampala, Jinja, Tororo and Masindi areas. The saved electricity, which would entail a more efficient use of energy resources, would be utilized to connect about 9,900 new consumers in these towns.


The power saved through the project will enable UEB connect 9,900 new consumers and replace the defective energy meters, cut outs etc.

Participating Organization

African Development Fund
Government Of Uganda


IATI identifier 46002-P-UG-FA0-001
Last Update 22 Nov 2020


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Geographic Location

Country Uganda